Celebrating a birthday, or anything, can be difficult after the loss of a loved one. It’s not difficult to imagine this being the case for Kevon Edwards, 17, who was in the car when a police officer fired a rifle and fatally shot his younger brother, Jordan. The story made national news and is being followed closely as there are more developments Apparently, retired basketball players are no exception to hearing about the tragic incident.
Today, May 19, marks the 91st anniversary of the late civil rights leader El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X. During his countless protests, speeches and other actions to push back against racism, Malcolm X became associated with the concept of Black liberation and revolution across the globe.
To honor the legacy and legend of Malcolm X, multiple stories have come out to speak on his impact on the world we now live in in the forms of either historical anecdotes or even tweets as a simple thanks.
Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday kicked off on Thursday in his native city of Gary, Indiana.
What started off as just a simple block party has morphed into an annual three-day festival that stretches beyond 2300 Jackson St. in honor of the King of Pop.
Today, Tupac would’ve been 43 had he not been killed in 1996. His legacy is synonymous to a being who was wise beyond his years. Arguably one of the most prolifc lyricist of the era, Tupac Shakur was a force to be reckoned with.
Organizers are looking to gather 100 saxophonists in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood to celebrate what would have been jazz composer Sun Ra’s 100th birthday.
Singer Erykah Badu is facing criticism for performing in Swaziland recently. Human rights activists have called out Badu for singing “Happy Birthday” to King Mswati III.
Amnesty International and other activists have documented numerous human rights violations occurring in Swaziland.
It’s never to late too achieve your dreams.
A 92-year-old Memphis woman proved that old saying to be true when she walked across the stage to receive her high school diploma last month.
Michelle Obama turns 50 today and she couldn’t be more elated. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the First Lady is getting ready to show off some dance moves at her big birthday celebration at the White House on Saturday.
Today Aaliyah would have turned 35. With a future as bright as her smile, there is no doubt that she would have continued to be a star. Her life was cut short just before her big break into the film industry, but her legacy is undoubtedly one that remains to be remembered, imitated and forever cherished.
Today’s Google Doogle honors the birthday of one the most intriguing black women of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston, who was born on this day in 1891, was a writer and anthropologist who did incredibly important work in the American South and throughout the Caribbean.
Her work has become a staple in many college classrooms.